Have you ever had that hidden
burning desire to drive some of the world’s best cars – Viper, Porsche,
Lamborghini, Corvette, etc.? Could you imagine driving one of those
fabulous vehicles to an exotic location, where you’d get to hang with
some of the well-known names of the auto industry?
Car magazine test drivers don’t have to wonder; they get to it every day.
hard to imagine, isn’t it? Well, don’t worry! You’re in good company.
You’ll be glad to know that you can become a test driver without ever
needing to be employed by a sports-car magazine. There are all kinds of
publications that utilize the assistance of test car drivers. And,
you’ll be glad to learn that you don’t need talent or luck to break
your way into the profession.
How To Become A Test Driver
it’s not very easy to apply for a test driver like it can be for a job
at the mall, it’s not like trying to break into acting either. There’s
no perquisite to be a car magazine test driver like you would need for
a lawyer or doctor. Thus, you’ll just need to find a path that works
for you. It sounds a bit daunting; but, people who test drive vehicles
come from all walks of life and professions.
For instance: One
test car driver worked in a retail bookstore. He was hired by an
automotive publication by taking on a fairly simple job in the photo
library of the publisher. The photo library worked in conjunction with
the automotive division on a regular basis. When a job opportunity came
up, he was in the best place possible to get the job. What does he do
now? He heads to Palm Springs and Hawaii, driving fancy cars and
hanging out at the racetracks.
This story is quite common. Many
people – both men and women – find their way into the profession using
similar methods. It might surprise you to learn how rapidly things can
progress to get this type of job… if your mind is set to it. Each
person’s career moves along at its own pace; however, three to five
years is the standard time to be hired as a test driver.
What You’ll Be Doing As A Test Car Driver
doesn’t matter what kind of experience you have or your education
level, you just need to learn how to write… and write well. Once you
have test driven a vehicle, you need to write an article based on what
you have learned. If you’re not in the car driving, you’ll be writing
all kinds of stories and articles.
There’s no need to be a
prizewinning writer with years of journalism experience if you want to
become a test car driver. Many folks working in this field taught
themselves how to write professionally. With a little bit of practice,
you can write good enough to pull the job off.
For any person
who loves the idea of driving and doing it in an exotic place, you can
begin a career in this field. It’ll take some effort to be employed
initially. But, once you do, you’re going to have a lot of fun!